ANTIOXIDANTS PREVENT FREE RADICAL DAMAGE TO THE BODY

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FREE RADICALS

Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that usually result from metabolisms and other body reactions.

When you burn food for energy, breath polluted air, drink polluted water of even live a stressful life, your body releases unstable oxygen molecules which float freely in search of a molecule to partner with. These unstable oxygen molecules will steal any molecule they come across. This could even be from a healthy cell tissue. In the process they create other unstable cells which in turn look to steal a molecule from other healthy cells and the process goes on and on and on until tissues are damaged.

These unstable oxygen molecules (or unstable tissue cells created thereof) are what are known as Free Radicals. Free radicals accelerate the rate of cell oxidation particularly among cells within the blood vessels leading to cholesterol formation and clogging of blood vessels, a major cause of high blood pressure. Free radicals are also known to cause a host of degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, premature aging etc.

 

ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are molecules that neutralize free radicals

Nutrients like Vitamin A, Beta – Carotene, Vitamin B2, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium amongst others have been found to have very powerful antioxidant activity. Many of these nutrients are removed during food processing. We have to eat foods or take dietary supplements that contain sufficient amounts of these protective nutrients if we are interested in protecting our body against the undesired effects of damaging free radicals.

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About Nutrients that keep blood pressure normal

In an effort to draw attention to the dramatic increases in chronic disease world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report, “Preventing Chronic Disease - A Vital Investment”, pointed that chronic disease, world-wide, is increasing faster than the rate of population growth! In 2005, 60% of all deaths, about 35 million, were attributed to chronic disease. By 2015, they expect that number to rise by 17% to 41 million! One of these chronic diseases is cardiovascular disease - a disease linked to high blood pressure, which the WHO reports kills an estimated 17 million people worldwide every year. At the root of this problem is poor nutrition. Many people are just not consuming foods with sufficient levels of nutrients capable of helping our bodies fight off diseases and keep us healthy. As a way to help people improve their diet and reduce incidences of chronic diseases (particularly those linked to high blood pressure), we decided to write this blog in an attempt to highlight nutrients that are important in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. We have also included research findings to back our claims. Also featured are dietary supplements that contain the essential nutrients in much higher levels than those found in ordinary food for best results. Feel free to leave your comments or contact us in case you have any queries. Also kindly support our cause by buying any of the featured dietary supplements.
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2 Responses to ANTIOXIDANTS PREVENT FREE RADICAL DAMAGE TO THE BODY

  1. Vikas Chohan says:

    George this blog is very informative. Seems u are becoming more than a scientist.

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